Blackjack is an easy game to learn. Read through our quick guide and learn how the casino game works in just a few minutes.
You and all other players at the table play against the bank, which is represented by a dealer.
In the end, either the player or the banker wins, whichever is closer to the total score of 21.
If you hold over 21 in your hand, you have automatically lost.
All playing Cards Count their intrinsic value. Face cards count 10. An ace can count either 1 or 11.
The payout is 1: 1 and when you get a blackjack it is mostly 3: 2 or 6: 5.
Blackjack game rules
First of all, all players at the table are given two open cards. The dealer receives one card face up and one face down.
In turn, the players begin to make their moves. When the player on the right edge of the table is done and either keeps his hand or has busted the next player to his left moves on.
When all players have completed their moves, the dealer reveals his second card.
Basically, he must then move on until he has at least 17 points in hand.
A distinction is often made between soft 17 (combination with an ace, which can be worth either 7 or 17 points) and hard 17 (combination without an ace) and so the dealer may move on with a soft 17 in some game variants.
If the dealer busts or if your total value is closer to 21 than the dealer’s, you win. Should you receive a Natural Blackjack (ten card + ace), you win immediately and receive a bonus win.
You lose if you bust or if the dealer is closer to 21 than you are.
Your possible choices:-
Hit: You take another card
Stand: You want to hold your current hand and not take another card
Double: You often have the option to double if you hold 9, 10 or 11 points (sometimes with any hand). For this you have to double your stake and get exactly one more card.
Split: If you are dealt two cards of the same value, you can split them. This creates two hands that you can play independently. For the second hand, however, a new bet must be made.
Insurance: If the dealer shows an ace, you can buy insurance against a blackjack from the bank. This additional bet compensates for a possible loss in this game round.
Surrender: With some blackjack variants you can also surrender. If your hand seems particularly hopeless, you can choose surrender and get half of your stake back.